KUSELJ WINS TOP FLIGHT AT ULL INVITATIONAL

Lafayette, La. - Doris Kuselj capped off a great weekend for the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi women's tennis team by winning the A draw at the Louisiana-Lafayette Invitational.

Kuselj, a freshman, was playing in just her second collegiate tournament after finishing as the runner-up to fellow Islander Mirna Cicak at the Islander Open last month.

After winning a pair of matches on Friday and a single match on Saturday, Kuselj faced off against ULL's Julie Mazinova in a gritty three-set match to take the title on Sunday morning. After dropping the first set, she rallied to take the match by a 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 final to give her the first collegiate title of her career.

"The biggest thing was how hard she fought," said assistant coach Jason Holland. "Even after being down a set and in a really tight second, she just kept fighting and would not quit.

"She showed why she is an Islander with how hard she fights."

Kuselj had the support of the entire Islander contingent as they helped will her to victory by showing support throughout the match.

"The team kept cheering for her even on the opponents home court," said Holland. "It is a big credit to all of the players for supporting her, it felt like the whole team was out on the court with her today."

It wrapped up a good weekend for the women's program as fellow freshman Bianca Discordia made it to the finals B draw consolation round before finishing in the runner-up spot.

Other members of the team made strides as well as the players focus on getting better and getting ready for the upcoming spring schedule.

The final tournament of the fall schedule will start on Friday, October 16 as the Islanders take part in the NCAA Region VI Regional in Waco on the campus of Baylor University.